Deaf services and hearing support

Services to Deaf and hearing impaired people are provided through the health and social care partnership. For more information contact NHS - about adult social care

Sensory impairment services

We have developed a single strategic approach in partnership with other bodies to ensure that community services offered to people who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, blind or deafblind are based on good collaborative practice.

For more information, please see Talking sense in the Highlands – a single strategy for sensory needs in the Highlands

Communication help

  • Textphone 01349 886665 for Deaf or hard of hearing people
  • If you need communication support to access our services, for example British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation or lip speakers, you can either contact the booking service yourself or ask a member of staff to do this for you. Email communication.support@highland.gov.uk phone 01349 886650 or SMS 07884 731378
  • Use Contact Scotland to make BSL interpreted phone calls. Find out more and download the free app (external link).
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